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Although a relatively a small area, Hixon parish is diverse:- farms and agricultural land surround the main area of population in Hixon village. Together with the hamlets of Lea Heath and Pasturefields, the population of Hixon Parish is about 2,000 (as at June 2020).

In 1942, the Ministry of Defence completed the building of a military airfield on the flat land of the river Trent valley. Today, Hixon Airfield Industrial Estate employs hundreds of people.

However, the community of Hixon is defined by its people. Visitors to Hixon very often comment that “they wished they lived in a place where there is so much volunteer-led community activities and events as Hixon.”